Local History & Archives

The Mercer Library encourages donations of photos, documents, advertising materials, and archival records to the Mercer Public Library for preservation of our community’s history. We will work closely with potential donors and with the Mercer Area Historical Society to determine the best preservation, treatment, and storage for any local history materials.

If you are interested in discussing a local history donation, please contact librarian Teresa Schmidt at 715.476.2366.

Joint Mining Impact Committee Records

Map of forest land closed to the public due to mining activity in Iron and Ashland counties, 2014. Source: Wisconsin DNR, https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Mines/documents/gogebic/MFLMap20140819.pdf